The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I Say Sweater

I say sweater, you say jumper;
you say chips and I say fries.
I say soccer, you say football;
you say lads and I say guys.

You say trainers, I say sneakers;
I say loan and you say lend.
Lots of things we say don’t match, but
only one word matters: “friend.”

About the Writer

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer is a Canadian writer and editor. She is the co-writer of the Invisible Things zine, a collection of poems about the invisible creatures (gnomes, imps, and so on) who inhabit the world of modern kids and get into no end of mischief. Jennifer comes up with her best ideas for poems while she’s walking her dog, and as a result her dog gets lots of walks. This makes her dog very happy.